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You Had Me At Cake…

https://yadadarcyyada.com/2016/09/16/you-had-me-at-cake/Humans are capable of greatness, but too often it’s just us saying we’re great. With all reverence, I’ll paraphrase the magnificent R.E.M.: In the eye of a hurricane, feeling your insides churning as you hear the pain. Bored of people only mis-serving, wanting to believe, can’t perceive their own needs.https://yadadarcyyada.com/2016/09/16/you-had-me-at-cake/

Change the world, stop being fed up, instead follow through and follow-up.
Shriek after shriek, holler after holler, anyone will do anything to worship at the dollar, Bumbling, stumbling, perfectly baffled, trumped…

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Tethered, biased on all sides, “winning” in a tournament of lies; chopped, cropped, plopped in front of another scream, another screen…

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Another moment too obscene. Vitriolic, patriotic, slam fight, bright light. Feel like turning it all off and only watching Psych (you know that’s right)

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It’s the end of the world as we know it (had some time alone). It’s the end of the world as we know it (in a media cone). It’s once again the end of the world as we know it…and I feel behind.

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It’s been a stuffy, screeching, spooky, sweltering summer abundant with the bafflings of humanity and nature alike. Here I am, an oldening woman who blogs alone in a skiff in the Blog Stream trying to find the ‘best words’ and had gone sixty odd days now without blogging a post. Whether I shall turn out to be the heroine of my own life, or whether that prodigious station will be held by anybody else, these pages must show.

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It is a truth universally acknowledged that a blogger, despite being in a break, cannot in good conscience ignore her blog birthday, a wonderful opportunity to thank her dear readers, who stick with her through ups and downs and even the not hanging around. Some years ago – never mind how long precisely (ok, Summer 2013) – having little or no money in my purse, and nothing particular to interest me on TV, I thought to blog about a little and see the bloggery part of the world.

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It was the best of times. It was the worst of times. At any given time it can seem like the worst of times, but is it? There’s no world war. No Inquisition. No Ice Age. No plague. No killer bees. No asteroids hurdling toward the Earth (no worries, Bruce Willis will save us anyway).

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No hoards, Attila the Hun, saber tooth tigers, or Genghis Khan. No cannibal galaxies hungering for galactic flesh (not to be confused with cannabis galaxies hungering for galactic munchies). No cat overlords, er, well, maybe a few cat overlords. No alien invaders (although there is that signal from HD164595, no worries, Will Smith will save us).

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Last I checked, no zombie apocalypse, unless you count the overabundance of movies/TV shows about zombies and of course, smartphone users.

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That’s not to say everything is wonderful. How could we not have problems? Over seven billion humans trying to coexist with each other, as well as animals, insects, fish, birds, and of course, Bigfoot, The Loch Ness Monster (Hi Nessie!), Yeti, elves, golems, El Chupacabra, dragons, Kala Bandar, vampires, werewolves, and all manner of magical beasts.

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I don’t know about you, dear readers, but I struggle with first impressions. My instincts, often right, are second, third and fiftieth guessed. As I get older, I’m trying to listen to those first instincts; Maya Angelou was so right, “When someone shows you who they are believe them; the first time.”

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It’s sooooo easy to sit around a kitchen, coffee shop, newsroom, living-room, bar, boardroom, online and fix all the world’s problems, but as Edward R. Murrow warned us: “Just because your voice reaches halfway around the world doesn’t mean you are wiser than when it reached only to the end of the bar.”

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Cooking competitions, game shows, reality shows, sports – all answers are easy unless you’re actually doing it.

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Lies are seductive, there’s no need to prove them, they just float out there in our new Fact-Free World. WTF (What The Fact).

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Options? Just believe what we want to believe because we like who says it or how they say it. Forget the facts, it’s all about the feels. We feel like something is true, so now it is. I feel like I’m watching The Blair Witch Project instead of an election and as we know, what we feel is more important than the facts.

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The biggest feels, fear…but if Star Wars and Yoda have taught us anything, it’s this, “Fear is the path to the dark side. Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering.”

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And it’s been announced Trump is going to write, direct, and star in the next Star Wars film, Star Wars VIII: Make The Empire Great Again.

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Oh la la Politics and the Public, seems like a Bad Romance. Elections, like watching children scuffle over a toy in a sandbox, caring less about the toy itself, but the prize of winning it. Divisive politics, like passing gas, it sure feels good, a relief to get it out there. Then what? The stench, the disgust of others…Passing gas is a necessity of life, although the reasons for more gas can be avoided.

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I don’t like gossip, rumour, innuendo, speculation, tittle-tattle, lies, hyberbole. I like facts. I miss when the news was news, actual facts and events, not just guesses, conjecture, speculation, and supposition. Taglines, soundbites, and slogans – more important than substance, service, and civility; mocking has become an acceptable form of communication…

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Blindly following anyone or anything, without questioning, doubting, challenging, like it or not, no matter what you call it, you’re in a cult…or a mob…or a joke.

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When I paused my blogging I felt so far behind I didn’t even know who shot J.R…yes, that far behind!

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Now I feel a little better, more caught up.
I’ve been writing a book, well, an outline and a chapter.
I’ve been reading. Resting. Visiting. Appointmenting. Decompressing. Researching. Regenerating.

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Sadly, I was viciously attacked by migraines, but some downtime hooked up to an IV gave me time for deep thought…just kidding, I was thinking the doctor, McDreamy might fall in love with me, Grey’s Anatomy style (preferably with less whining). Also thinking a hospital would be a bad place to be during a zombie outbreak, but with a lot of potential weapons. I also wrote this post in my head, so it might be a bit scatty. Revisiting aspects of my life, including my wardrobe, still going for comfortable, but maybe hobochic. What do you think, dear readers?

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What else have I been up to? Planning. Playing. Re-watching a few things, the newer Battlestar Galactica (So Say We All) and Warehouse 13  – thank you dear Teagan https://teagansbooks.com/ for making me want to revisit The Warehouse; I’m always happy there. It reminds me that the biggest adventure, is life itself, and that the spirit of The Warehouse is inside us all, the spirit of endless wonder.

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I even know who Gossip Girl is (I’ll never tell xo xo). Caught up on John Oliver back despite popular demand, funny and truth, can’t get enough of that. Almost lapsed into a cheesy made-for-TV movie coma with never-to-be classics such as but not limited to: TV adaptations of Joanne Fluke’s Hannah Swensen murder mysteries https://yadadarcyyada.com/2016/05/25/crapathy/ Murder, She Baked (where ex-soap stars drop by for a cookie break; Cookie Monster should make a guest appearance!).

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 It seems the reports of my blogdeath have been greatly exaggerated https://yadadarcyyada.com/2016/07/08/so-long-and-thanks-for-all-the-fish/ but despite all these words, I still don’t know if I have the best words. What do I know? I know I was sad to hear about the passing of Gene Wilder. The first thing I thought was, “Put… the…candle…back!”  https://yadadarcyyada.com/2014/04/28/young-frankenstein-2/ https://yadadarcyyada.com/2014/07/20/charlie-and-the-chocolate-factory-turns-50/  https://yadadarcyyada.com/2014/06/03/happy-40th-anniversary-blazing-saddles/ Thank you, Mr. Wilder, for the joy, you’ll keep us laughing for years to come.

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I know my heart was heavy and uplifted as The Tragically Hip sang a very public goodbye, a final gift of music to everyone they love: fans, band members, family, friends, hometown of Kingston, Ontario and Canada…I alternated between singing and crying, sometimes both at the same time.

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I know I’m thankful to everyone who continues to support my blog – my wonderful readers, fellow bloggers, also, the lovely ladies at #BloggersPitStop for all the support. I know I’m grateful you could stop by for my belated blog birthday bash. Enjoy the party games – watch out, you don’t know what will be pinned where these days!!! Enjoy the virtual cake (as always, you have me at cake) – even chocolate has no calories!

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Feel free to visit, we’ll pretend we’re under the sea in an octopus’s garden – that’s where I’d like to be, under the sea, in an octopus’s garden in the shade.

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So maybe the best words are…please, be kind, what the hell do you have to lose?

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    1. Both were so well done and I wouldn’t be adverse to a mini-series and/or movies from both. 😉
      Hope you have a great weekend, David. I haven’t forgotten about the offer to read your book, but I’m still catching up and I’d like to give it my full attention. 🙂

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  1. “but over here in Canada,where we’ll be flooded with U.S. immigrants if Trump becomes President…” I don’t think there will be too many. Most of the people just like to threaten and do nothing when it happens. You know all talk but no action. Kanye West still hasn’t left us.He has been talking about leaving the US for a few years, :/.

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  2. You struck a nerve with this post and I hope many will read it and take their time to think about it. I fear the thinking part is the biggest problem in our techno-connected world. So much going on, such an overload of information…it’s hard to find the time to digest all of it; it’s hard to lean back and think about something -like this great post. It’s always good to read you.

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    1. It’s true, we try to absorb more information in a day than we did in months or even years, it might take our brains a long time to catch up, but in the meantime, ouch. 😉
      Hope this weekend treats you kindly. 🙂

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      1. I had really bad anxiety attacks when I got diagnoses with RA. I gave up coffee and caffeine, tried everything. Only after I limited my time on the computer and gave up my beloved computer games did it go away. A doctor explained that I saw too many images in a short amount of time, seems like my pea-sized brain and my eyes couldn’t handle it.

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      2. That’s a difficult diagnosis and it’s great that you found something to help although giving up video games is tough if you loved them. I think many of us spend too much time online and I’m enjoying being on less.
        I hope this weekend treats you kindly. 🙂

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  3. Happy Blog Birthday, Donna! It’s nice to hear from you, though I understand the need to take breaks. I do that, too. I really love all the REM lyrics and please make sure there’s room for me up there if Trump is elected. I’ll be crossing Lake Erie in a paddle boat, please meet me on the other side with a blanket 😉

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    1. Thank you, my blog is finally out of its terrible twos so I expect big things from it…lol 😉
      If you’re coming across Lake Erie you’ll avoid the wall – I’ll have a blanket and some hot chocolate ready and waiting! 😉
      Hope this weekend treats you kindly.

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  4. I love that Edward R Murrow quote, and it’s even more appropriate with the age of internet upon us. I also remember when “news was news”, and you didn’t have to try digging through numerous websites to see if what was said was actually true, or some organizations discombobulation of a half truth.

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    1. It’s amazing how much more relevant that quote is that when he said it.
      Yup, so much gibberish out there, and I love that ‘discombobulation of a half truth’, it’s a sad state.
      Hope his weekend is treating you well so far. 🙂

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  5. Happy Blog-Birthday, dear Donna. As usual, you are spot-on with this post. I love every word. The Maya Angelou quote is perfect.
    Thank you for the shout-out. I was so busy enjoying your words, and then to see that as well.
    Unfortunately I understand migraines all too well. As much as I enjoy your posts, I’m thinking maybe you need to extend your break a little longer… ❤
    (I'm still trying to find the courage (after being torn down by one too many naysayers) to believe I can beat the odds, and do what my heart knows I need to do in my own life and what's left of my so called career (not about blogging). So thank you again for this feisty post.)
    Wishing you unending rainbows and unicorns, my friend. Mega hugs!
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    1. Thank you kindly, dear Teagan, it feels good to be here.
      Yes, I love that quote and really try to remember it, good or bad.
      You’re very welcome, thank you for reminding me of my love affair with ‘Warehouse 13’, it was very relaxing to rewatch it; makes me smile. 🙂
      Yes, those evil migraines sure know how to take a stick to us.
      As for the break, I don’t know if I’m back, but I had all these thoughts swirling around in my head so I thought I’d set them free.
      I believe you can beat the odds. Ignore the naysayers, they’re unhappy people who think that misery loves company. You be you, do what makes you happy and that will share the happiness. I know whatever you choose to do, you’ll do wonderfully.
      And thank you for leaving your post link so others can find your magical, mesmerizing ‘Guitar Mancer’ series/book, I know once they start reading they won’t want to stop, your writing is so compelling.
      Mega America’s Attic hugs xoxoxox

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  6. In the words of Take That, “I want you back for good”. You’ve had a nice break but enough is enough. I may not be writing much but I still read and I’m missing too much when you’re not around.
    What a wonderful, fabulous, delightful feeling to see you here today Donna. Welcome HOME.
    xxx Humongous Hugs xxx

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    1. That’s so sweet, dear David, I can’t make any promises, but I found writing down stuff that was swirling through my brain quite relaxing. I enjoyed your gues appearance on Roberta’s blog, you always spread joy, thank you. 🙂
      It’s lovely to be here and hope you have a wonderful weekend!!! 🙂
      Massive friendship hugs xoxox

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  7. I was wondering how writing and life and everything were going for you, Donna. I love so many parts of this post so much (not the election, doomed humanity/racism/misogyny/war/death, and personal struggle parts, naturally!) Happy blog-birthday . . . and tucking all the Dickens and Ms. Austen and, on the other hand, so much of pop culture that I love (and other parts that I love to belittle, like Darth Trump) into this. I really don’t know where to begin, honestly. Only a few things to add: I’ll do my part to ensure Americans don’t do a mad rush northward; if that doesn’t work, cue REM’s “The End of the World as we Know” (but, strangely, I won’t feel fine). Oh, and like Dory says, but about writing (and living): Just keep on writing! (didn’t you mention a book; how’s that good? very well, I hope!)

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    1. Yes, I had so many thoughts swirling around in my brain I decided it was best to set them free, not sure I had a long enough break, but I missed you all. 🙂
      Hope this weekend is treating you kindly and thank you so much for the best wishes, Leigh, much appreciated. 🙂

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  8. Happy Blog Birthday! 🙂 It’s sooo good to see you back on WP and blogging again! I watched The Tragically Hip concert as well. I danced and sang the whole way through. 🙂 Welcome back, Donna! 🙂

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    1. Thank you so much, Brenda!!! I’m so glad o be here. 🙂
      Yes, I danced to (well, if you can cal it that), but I was having trouble between the crying and singing. It was sad, but wonderful, what an amazing gift, definitely ‘courage’. 🙂

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      1. It was a bittersweet concert. We witnessed history in the making. They will always be Canadian icons. I was happy to see Trudeau there sporting his very cool t-shirt. I would agree that it was a very emotional experience.

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      2. IT was, decades of joy, hard to let that go, I’m sure it was for The Hip as well. They are the quintessential Canadian band. Trudeau was as always, cool, but it was easy to see it was an emotional experience for him, as it was for most Canadians.

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      3. I agree that Trudeau was always cool. We have a great leader. My 19 year old daughter has one The Hip’s songs playlisted on her phone, their music will continue through us and the next generation. 🙂

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  9. I kept hoping you would turn up again. So glad you did. I will have to take your latest blog in sweet and small stages. There is so much there. An adventure land of both past, present and future. I had trouble counting all the birthday cakes and candles.
    A truly great post.

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    1. Thank you kindly. It’s great you’re back, I don’t know if I am, but a lot was swirling around my brain and I decided to set the thoughts free. 😉
      Thank you for your best wishes and the hugs, they always help. Hope this week treats you well, dear Tess. xoxo

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  10. Happy Blogversary, keep blogging and your adversary will start thinking, as anniversaries keep coming. Thanks for Making me smile with your enjoyable writings. Take Care.

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  11. Funny Donna how I come here and my brain sort of decouples from reality as I sponge your words into my hair and let my brain absorb them without thinking. At the end I remember nothing except feeling I’ve been educated, inflated, discombobulated, elated, inhabited (by an alien with gif-worm tendencies – King Arthur is now stuck in my minds eye) and praise be sedated. I can’t stand, I need no more coffee ever and my smile is sort of Botox permanent. I think you are good for me but then again you may be a cult of marshmallow terrorists who have subliminally brainwashed me to eat box sets while trying to undermine capitalism from an app that allows me to get a free croissant if I turn up and sing the yingtong song in Finnish at a nearby opticians. Do I need help or just another post?

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  12. Hi Donna,
    Are you writing again? I thought you were on hiatus. What a wonderful pre-Halloween post. The beginning sounded scary, but the rest of it was so entertaining. I love scrolling through all your pictures.
    Sadly, I have to get ready for work because I’d rather look at your pictures and read your entertaining post.
    Janice

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    1. Hi Janice, I don’t know if I’m back, but I had a lot of stuff swirling around in my head so I thought I’d set it free. 😉
      Thanks for dropping by, thanks for another amazing #BloggersPitStop and hope this week treats you well. 🙂

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  13. Happy to see you back and happy blog anniversary, Donna! Take care of yourself. Migraines are a bummer! I have had my share over the years. Love your blog and the myriad thoughts you pen! Wow! Right on about Trump! Who knows what will happen with the election. It has been disheartening for Americans but we will persevere and stay strong. America is already great and so is Canada! We love you Canadians. Hugs! Stay well! 😘

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  14. Woot! You’re back. Happy blog birthday. I am glad you have refreshed some, sorry about the rotten migraines, be encouraged, when you get as old as me they seem to go away. You give us plenty to think about and perhaps the lack of thinking is your point. I read somewhere that we should tell people that their brain is an app and then they will use it. Truth is, it is a trillion times greater than any app.
    Thanks for the very kind mention of the Blogger’s Pit Stop, we are still here charging bloggers batteries, getting a spark going. All the best Donna,
    Kathleen

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    1. Thank you kindly, Kathleen, it’s nice to be back.
      Our brain is such a powerhouse, it’s a shame more people don’t use it more responsibly. When my son was younger he worried that if he learned too much it would push the other knowledge out, so I explained his brain was just like the TARDIS (one of his favourite shows was Doctor Who) – it’s bigger on the inside and could hold any amount of information he wanted to put in it – he now tries to fill it up more every day. Our brain would be the most amazing app ever!
      Hope this weekend is treating you kindly, I’ve popped by #BloggersPitStop a few times so far, lots of awesome blogging treasures there, thank you, as always. 🙂

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  15. Donna, this is seriously best thing I have read on the internet in a while! Totally had me at Jane Austen references and “Put the candle back”! So thought-provoking and beautifully enigmatic and the perfect amount of intellectual superiority (I am a huge fan of the intellectually superior)! Thanks for finding my blog which led me to finding your blog. And welcome back to blogging…you have a new follower in me, for sure!

    Shelbee
    http://www.shelbeeontheedge.com

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    1. Thank you so much, Shebee. I don’t know about you, but I find I write something and I think, does this even make sense (all the migraines and meds probably aren’t helping that thought process).
      So pleased we found each other and I hope this weekend is a superior one! 😉

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    1. No, I’m Southern Ontario, Kingston is more like a second home, I have family that lives there and have spent a lot to time there and have also been to Watertown. So pleased we found each other in this giant virtual haystack, Selbee, hope to virtually visit often. 🙂

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      1. Wether you’re a plotter or a pantser, take it slowly (write, edit, rewrite over and over) and get lots of feedback from readers and professionals (editor, beta readers…) Don’t give up until you finish first draft…Then it starts all over again! Enjoy the experience💖💗

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  16. Congrats on your blog birthday and on your book. It’s a great excuse for falling behind in blogging. 😉 So happy for you.

    The news of Gene Wilder hit me. Nostalgia. I thought of so many scenes but “Put… the…candle…back!” That’s a brilliant one. 💛

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    1. Thank you kindly, Sarah. 🙂
      Yes, I want to rewatch ‘Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory’, but it might demand too many tissues…and chocolate. Actually, that sounds pretty good right about now. 😉
      Hope this week treats you well.

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  17. The David Tennant photo drew me in, but – oh, my! The Psych references! Love them! Love them all (and must now go binge-watch every episode again…) Also, have you ever read any of Gene Wilder’s fiction? I chose this as my feature at this week’s #FridayFrivolity!

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    1. He is a delight, I so miss him as The Doctor. And I wish ‘Psych’ could have gone on for 20 more seasons (that’s not a lot to ask, is it?), they could at least give us a movie…or two…or three…or six. 😉
      Yes, I adore Gene Wilder, since I first saw him as Willy Wonka, I was hooked. 🙂
      Oh Lisa, thank you kindly, I adore #FridayFrivolity Have made so many lovely friends there. I will be busy on the weekend with family but I will be sure to drop by!!! Hope this weekend treats you well. 🙂

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    1. Thank you so much, yes, I agree, it’s probably always the best of times and the worst of times, depending on who you are, where you are and what’s going on around you. Thanks for dropping by and hope this week is being good to you. 🙂

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    1. Thank you so much, Hannah, it’s lovely to be back and lovely to pop back over to #weekendblogshare – so much bloglove there. 🙂
      Hope this week treats you well and hope to be able to drop by #weekendblogshare again…and again…and again.

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  18. Ahhhh loved this post… happy blogoversary! Sorry to hear about the migraines, I’ve been having a lot of those too lately, ugh. Kinda wishing your thoughts on the election weren’t quite so spot on, rofl — isn’t it all painful?? Double ugh. Enjoyed the laughs though!

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    1. Thank you kindly. 🙂
      I’m sorry to hear that, it’s the very last thing I wish we had in common. Hope you’re feeling better soon.
      I wish so as well, but we have to hope calmer heads prevail…it’s good to have hope! lol 😉
      Hope this week is treating you well.

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    1. Danny, thank you so much for featuring my blog on your wonderful How To Network Your Blog on your amazing blog. I was out of town visiting family and trying to stay offline so now I’m playing catch up and this was a lovely surprise to come home to, thank you kindly. 🙂
      Hope this week is treating you well.

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    1. Thank you so much, Ian, for the lovely reblog. This is so kind of you. 🙂
      I was out of town visiting family so I tried to stay offline as much as possible, this was a lovely surprise when I got home!!!
      I hope you had a wonderful weekend and an even better week. 🙂

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    1. Thank you kindly. 🙂
      I’ve wandered through many of your very fun and stylish posts (and now following). 🙂
      Glad we could find each other in this giant virtual haystack. 🙂

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  19. So happy to click over and see a new post rather than your farewell! Too much to comment on, Donna, so I’ll just say I’m glad to find you here, rambling in your half-sad, half-hopeful way. The world is awfully messy and often the loudmouths get all the press. It’s discouraging when fear is the currency of power. But there are wonderful quieter voices that speak and act for reason and compassion. You’re one of them and it looks like you’re not alone 🙂 ❤

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    1. I was happy to let all the thoughts swirling in my head free and glad people enjoyed them. 🙂
      Yes, the world is a mess, but in some may ways amazing. I think there are so many wonderful people out there, it’s a shame the news and social media too often highlight and give attention to the bad ones and the bad stuff.
      Glad we’re here together, highlighting some of the good stuff.
      Hope this week is treating you well. 🙂

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    1. Glad to hear I could pass along some giggles, they’re a wonderful thing. I find them here and there, make some…I know, aren’t they fun? 😉
      I hope this week treats you kindly. 🙂

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